About Triathlons - How do I start?


Swim - Bike - Run

Come Saturday to the Expo and Pick up your Race Packet and Stay for one of the course talks.
1. Arrive Early and check into the transition area
2. Rack your Bike in the area marked for your Wave (wave will be assigned to you on your packet Pick up sticker or look for the Wave Schedules Board at Registration area.)
3. Go to the Body Marking Area - Volunteers will be putting your race info on you calf and arm. (Do not apply sunscreen until after body marking is done)
4. Do A Warm up before you start (If there is not a swim warm up area - Please choose other warm up)
5. Transition closes early for some races it’s at 6:45 am, so all your gear needs to be set before this time and you must exit the area. Leave your bike, helmet, bike shoes, running shoes, race belt with your race number attached if you have one (or pin to your shirt), sunglasses, hat with your bike.
6. Be Ready with your wetsuit and proceed to the swim start area
7. Listen for your wave staging
8. Enter the water when instructed
9. The Swim. For Most KOZ Races You will swim out to a buoy and wait for the announcer to start your swim. Some events have a beach start where you run into the water from the beach.
10. After swim you will run (or walk) to the transition area "swim in"
11. Switch to your biking gear - Helmet on and fastened before you move your bike.
12. Un-rack your bike and run (or Walk) to the "Bike Out" exit
13. You MAY NOT mount the bike until you are past the “Mount Line” which is clearly marked outside the transition area. Do your ride and make sure you know how many loops of the course you need to do before the start. When you return, dismount just before the clearly marked “Dismount Line.” 
14. Run or Walk bike back into the transition area through the "Bike In" Entrance.

15.Rack your bike and then unclip helmet – Then change over to your running gear. Running Shoes, Race Belt with number attached, (or your number can be pinned to your shirt before the race start,) Hat, sunglasses and run to the RUN OUT Exit.

16. Run your races’ designated number of laps (this is something you must know before the start) and then race to the finish line.

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